These photos were taken by an A--- villager on November 20th 2013 in B--- village, K’Ter Tee village tract, Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District. The first photo shows the entrance gate of BGF Battalion #1013’s army camp with its military symbol. The signboard reads, “No #1013 Border Guard Force, Ka Taing Ti”. According to the KHRG community member who met with the A--- villager, the BGF confiscated 135 acres of villagers’ land, including villagers’ rubber plantations, cashew plantations and farms. There are 75 buildings in the BGF Battalion #1013’s army camp and the workers have almost finished constructing the buildings on that land. The landowners could not do anything to protect their land from being confiscated for the camp, as they already mistakenly signed documents and accepted compensation from the BGF and company for their land. [Photos: KHRG]
These photos were taken by an A--- villager on November 20th 2013 in B--- village, K’Ter Tee village tract, Dwe Lo Township, Hpapun District. The first photo shows a contract titled: “The agreement of the compensation for the farms, plantations and lands in BGF #1013’s area.” In the body text, it explains; “In Hpapun District, in the back side of Ka Taing Ti [also called K’Ter Tee in Karen] village, in LV (Land Value) #444487, which contains 135 acres of land in BGF 1013’s compound. It includes 7.5 acres of cashew plantation land, which is owned by Saw C---. This was determined based on the measurement by those in charge of the Myanmar Government Land Department and the Green Hill Company; the people in charge of relevant [other government] departments; and the plantation owner, Saw C---, was also included. For the cost of the cashew plantation, which is currently valued at 1,700,000 kyat (US $1,761.66), the company already came and compensated the owner, Saw C---, with a first payment of 700,000 kyat (US $725.39) on May 20th 2012; a second payment of 500,000 kyat (US $507.61) was made on June 10th 2012; and a final payment was made on July 4th 2012 for 500,000 kyat. Regarding the compensation for Saw C---’s cashew plantation, there is no person or organisation who has coerced this decision in any way, nor has there been any forced discussion, but the people in charge of the company and the cashew plantation owner, Saw C---, agreed and wrote their signature in front of the below witnesses.”
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- Last update: 24 June 2014
- Hpapun (Mutraw) District
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